- John Galsworthy (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
- John Galsworthy (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- John Galsworthy (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- John Galsworthy (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- John Galsworthy (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: John Galsworthy
- First Published: 1910
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Time of Work: The late nineteenth or the early twentieth century
- Setting: London, England
- Characters: Mr. Nilson, Mr. Tandram
- Genres: Social realism, Short fiction
- Subjects: Self-discovery, Pragmatism, Emotions, Business or business people, Loneliness, Birds, Habits
- Locales: Europe, London, England, United Kingdom
Though “The Japanese Quince” has far-reaching ramifications about the main characters’ lives (as does its central symbol), the story’s events transpire in less than an hour in the compressed length of less than three pages. Upstairs in the midst of his early morning pre-breakfast routine, Mr. Nilson becomes aware of a disturbing sensation that he cannot identify. Downstairs, when the sensation recurs, he decides to take a stroll in the garden square surrounded by the exclusive row houses of his neighborhood.
Once outside, Mr. Nilson is charmed by an...
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